Read about real people living on the river, their lives, their homes, their avocations.  Learn about what they have contributed to the culture of the river through their art, their photography, their poetry.

What’s for Dinner?

March 1, 2020

Well, if it’s May or June, it’s fresh shad! Indigenous to the East Coast from Newfoundland to Florida, American shad migrate from the salty Atlantic to fresh river waters to spawn. Its Latin name, Alosa Sapidissima, translates to “most savory shad” or “delicious herring,” which indeed it is. Shad’s unique flavor is both an acquired and sought after taste....

Name Gourmand

March 1, 2020

A poem by GRAY JACOBIK, a widely-published,nationally-recognized American poet....

About the Seasonal Ecology Mural

March 1, 2020

In 2016, the Connecticut River Museum commissioned renowned wildlife artist Mike DiGiorgio to create a painting that would bring to life the tidal marshes of the lower Connecticut River. The painting was photographed by award-winning photographer Jody Dole and enlarged to a mural that is 81 ¼” L x 76” H and installed as a permanent exhibit at the Museum....